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How can we determine whether an object will float or sink in water? Explain with examples. [3 MARKS]


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Materials which are light in weight usually float in water while the materials which are heavy in weight sink in water. So a major factor which determines floatation or sinking is weight.

Example of objects which float in water are: paper, plastic balls, etc

Example of objects which sink in water are: iron, stones, etc

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